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Author Chapman, Neil A.

Title Principles and standards for the disposal of long-lived radioactive wastes / Neil Chapman, Charles McCombie
Edition 1st ed
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Pergamon, 2003


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 277 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Waste management series ; v. 3
Waste management series ; v. 3
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Safety and Security Issues in Deep Geological Disposal -- Chapter 3. Ethics -- Chapter 4. Reversibility and Retrievability -- Chapter 5. Timescales in Repository Evolution -- Chapter 6. Performance Measures and Appropriate Standards -- Chapter 7. Siting Requirements within Standards -- Chapter 8. Natural Disruptive Events and Processes -- Chapter 9. Intrusion by Future Generations -- Chapter 10. Monitoring and Controlling a Repository before and after Closure -- Chapter 11. Preserving Records of the Existence of a Repository -- Chapter 12. Accounting for Uncertainty -- Chapter 13. Chemotoxicity and Radiotoxicity: a Common Framework? -- Chapter 14. Setting New Standards -- Chapter 14. Setting New Standards -- Chapter 16. References -- Appendix 1: International Conventions and Agreements Concerning Deep Geological Disposal of Long-Lived Radioactive Wastes -- Appendix 2: Development of Radiation Protection Standards for Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes in the USA -- Appendix 3: List of Acronyms
Summary This handbook is concerned with developing principles and standards for the safe disposal of solid radioactive wastes by burial deep in the Earth's crust. Radioactive wastes have focussed thinking on long-term environmental protection issues in an unprecedented way. Consequently, the way in which principles and standards are set, and the thinking behind this, is of wider interest than to the nuclear field alone. The issues are not just technical and scientific. There is also a much wider philosophical context to the debate, centering on ethics, human values and the expectations of society. In this handbook it is intended that all theses issues are brought together, suggesting appropriate ways forward in each area, culminating in a proposed structure for safety regulations. It also aims to provide a detailed discussion of some of the most difficult logical an ethical issues facing those wishing to dispose of long-lived radioactive wastes
Analysis radioactief afval
radioactive wastes
waste disposal
waste management
geologische sedimentatie
geological sedimentation
Waste treatment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-245)
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Subject Radioactive waste disposal.
Radioactive waste disposal in the ground.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Waste Management.
Radioactive waste disposal.
Radioactive waste disposal in the ground.
Lagring av radioaktivt avfall.
Form Electronic book
Author McCombie, Charles.
ISBN 9780080441924